Annabel Bayes

Annabel and her husband Duncan have been part of the Bay of Plenty community for over 15 years since they moved from Wellington and previously overseas. They have a daughter Lucy who is at primary school.  

In recent years Annabel has been involved in fundraising events for a local primary school, the ‘Mount Everest’ challenge, House & Garden Tour supporting Breast Cancer and the Catwalk Trust.

Annabel works for New Zealand Police in a national strategic role as the principal advisor for Police’s assets and infrastructure; developing strategy, managing key partnerships and planning portfolio investment to enable effective service delivery and safer communities and better outcomes for all New Zealanders.

"I am thrilled to become part of Acorn and contribute to the fantastic work of the foundation and the positive impact it has on so many lives.  I look forward to being part of Acorn's continued growth into the future and the meaningful difference helping many people in our communities across the Bay of Plenty".